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1 Warrior and Family Support Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 9 June 2014 1

2 2 Warrior and Family Support Office Mission Open lines of communication across the services Facilitate effective inter-agency collaboration with specific focus on reintegration To facilitate inter-Service and inter- Agency coordination on reintegration issues FEDERAL LEVEL Emphasize state support for reintegration Foster community-level collaborative efforts Increase private organization attention to employment, training and education assistance Champion the potential resident in Veterans To foster community solutions to the challenges facing Veterans and Military Families through effective public-private partnerships Inform the American public about the military Promote the business case for Veteran employees Encourage an enduring commitment to sustain the All-Volunteer Force To further civil-military understanding that inspires enduring support for the Military Family & the All-Volunteer Force STATE & COMMUNITY LEVEL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC Vision: Sustained, All-Volunteer Force Mission: Support the successful reintegration of veterans and the Military Family by:

3 3 Warrior and Family Support Director, Warrior and Family Support COL Isenhower Region West Vacant Region South LTC Roque Region North CMDR Embry National Orgs LtCol Gilman Strategy Officer Vacant Deputy Director Lt Col Smith Staff Assistant Ms Heyward-Snipes Office Structure

4 4 Warrior and Family Support Force Reductions & Reduction in Combat Operations Consistent Budget Uncertainty Army, Marine, SOCOM “For Life” programs established >$900M UCX Improved DoD Conditions- Setting for member ETS Crowded & competitive non-profit/MSO/VSO space Reduction in Philanthropic Giving Waning Sea of Goodwill The Reintegration Landscape

5 5 Warrior and Family Support Current Narratives Veterans are victims in need of a handout All Veterans suffer from PTS and/or TBI and will break at any moment All Veterans are Heroes who deserve our help

6 6 Warrior and Family Support Balanced Narrative Veterans are civic assets with great potential to lead and continue serving in our communities, schools, businesses and government. Some need help. All need opportunities.

7 Nobel Laureates Government Leaders Veteran Potential Leon LedermanHenry KissingerLloyd Shapley Colin PowellDaniel InouyeCharles RangelGeorge Shultz Tommy Sowers Tammy Duckworth

8 Industry Leaders Cultural Leaders Veteran Potential Fred SmithSumner Redstone Lowell McAdam Bill Cosby Alex GorskyRoss Perot Tony Bennett Joseph Heller Hosea Williams

9 Ordinary Americans Veteran Potential Tom BroderickJohn Raftery

10 21.9 Million Veterans 2.1 Million “Post-9/11” Veterans – growing to estimated 4.1 Million –Less than 1% of the U.S. Population have served since 9/11 –57% of Americans report that they have a close friend or family member who served in the wars in either Iraq or Afghanistan. 2013 Averages: –Veteran unemployment rate: 6.6% –Non-veteran unemployment rate: 7.2% –Post 9/11 veteran unemployment rate: 9.0% –Veterans 18-24 y/o unemployment rate: 21.4% –Non-veteran 18-24 y/o unemployment rate: 14.3% Over 200,000 service members will transition from service every year for the next 5 years Veteran Statistics Veterans are an untapped talent resource

11 Reintegration: Why is it Hard?

12 Military Induction

13 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Military Induction

14 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Military Induction

15 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Military Induction

16 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Military Induction

17 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Military Induction

18 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Service

19 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Reintegration

20 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Reintegration

21 Reintegration: Why is it Hard? Reintegration

22 Reintegration: Innovative Examples Public-Private Partnerships Community Collaboration – Effective Convener – Use of Data – Commitment Emerging State-wide Collaboration

23 Beyond Good Business & Goodwill: A National Security Imperative

24 Unclassified BACKUPS 24

25 LtCol Brian Gilman, Warrior and Family Support, OCJCS 703-614-6197 brian.l.gilman.mil@mail.mil http://www.jcs.mil/About/WarriorandFamilySupport.aspx brian.l.gilman.mil@mail.mil http://www.jcs.mil/About/WarriorandFamilySupport.aspx The White House Joining Forces: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforceshttp://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces Department of Labor Veteran Employment Service: http://www.dol.gov/vets/http://www.dol.gov/vets/ Department of Veterans Affairs: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobshttps://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs Institute for Veterans and Military Families*: http://vets.syr.edu/http://vets.syr.edu/ 100,000 Jobs Mission*: https://www.veteranjobsmission.com/employershttps://www.veteranjobsmission.com/employers Military Family Research Institute*: https://www.mfri.purdue.edu/https://www.mfri.purdue.edu/ The Value of a Veteran*: www.TheValueofAVeteran.comwww.TheValueofAVeteran.com Resources * Examples provided for illustrative purposes only. Does not imply DOD endorsement.

26 Recruiting Veterans –Senior Leadership Commitment –Educate the non-Veteran Leadership & Workforce –Dedicate resources specifically towards veteran recruitment –Hire Veterans as HR recruiters –Tailor Human Resources Practices to the veteran –Capture, Use & Share Data & Practices –Leverage the networks of veterans within the labor force –Mentor Job-Seeking Veterans Hire our Heroes*: http://ementorprogram.org/pages/28http://ementorprogram.org/pages/28 American Corporate Partners*: http://www.acp-usa.org/http://www.acp-usa.org/ –Skills Translation VA Employment Center: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/skills-translatorhttps://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/skills-translator Hire our Heroes*: https://www.resumeengine.org/https://www.resumeengine.org/ –Partner with local veteran serving organizations Veteran Ready: Innovative Examples * Examples provided for illustrative purposes only. Does not imply DOD endorsement.

27 Onboarding & Retaining Veterans –Educate the non-Veteran Leadership & Workforce –Career-oriented Training & Professional Development –Leverage the GI Bill to support Training & Professional Development –Veteran Affinity Groups / Resource Networks –Veteran Mentors –Inculcate company values in onboarding process –Give them a Mission – put them against hard problems –Partner within industry to combine resources & expand opportunities –Offer assistance programs for deployed members of the Reserve and National Guard Veteran Ready: Innovative Examples


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